HC Deb 25 June 1976 vol 913 c450W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to replace the Official Secrets Act by a measure to put the burden on the public authorities to justify withholding information.

Mr. John

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to a Question by the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mr. Beith) on 11th March.—[Vol. 907, c. 614.]